A day of ceremony
Tibetan, Nepalese, Bhutanese and Sherpa was the dress code for the day at the Taktse School. It was Traditional Dress Day and the students, including some of ours in borrowed garb, donned the look from their various homelands. Two traditional dances and a fashion show were the highlights of the morning. With that as our kick start our students headed off to a class and helped with reading aloud to some excited Kindergarteners. To cap off the morning we hiked up a hill on campus to have a prayer flag raising and ceremony. Surrounded by color and tradition we paused to say a prayer. Much of the afternoon was spent visiting religious sites; two Temples and a Monastery. At the Buddhist Monastery we had the honor to visit one of the few Panchenlamas in the world. We were served tea while we waited for him to arrive and once he entered the room we made an offering and were in turn blessed.
Traces of color were still on our faces; the pigment from the Holi festival does not come off easily. Yes, today was a day of remembering tradition, the signs were everywhere….